Casa do Monte is a beautifully-restored 18th century Portuguese manor house surrounded by sweeping valleys and stunning hills. Situated in the village of Teixeiró, near Mesão Frio in the heart of the Lower Corgo area of the Port Wine Route, it is ideally-located to explore the Douro valley and the centuries-old wine-making heritage.
The property is family-owned, and caters exclusively for large families or groups of friends who wish to spend holidays together with the option of getting away from everyone at times. Guests will find it just as easy to have fun together as to relax alone!
The house has nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms and exquisite reception rooms, and boasts central heating throughout. Additional beds and cots are also available.
Children and those more energetic adults can enjoy fun moments in the outdoor pool set in manicured lawns adjacent to the house. Outdoors you can also enjoy garden games such as croquet or Jenga. Or you can walk around the garden and appreciate the local flora, or simply sit on the patio or by the pool enjoying the views with a glass of wine. If you feel like a bit of a climb, go further afield into the orchards and pick your own seasonal fruit for dinner.
Prefer to be indoors? Play cards, darts or table football in our games room, or saunter off for a game of billiards in the room next door. There is even a projection room complete with cinema-style seating (and yes, you can bring your own popcorn!) to watch a movie! Or just take your well-deserved break sitting in one of our classically-decorated yet extremely comfortable living rooms.
Breakfast is included, so look forward to delicious freshly-baked bread, fragrant coffee and many other goodies! Lunch out on the patio overlooking the pool is usually very appealing. But when the time comes for dinner, you can enjoy dining in our luxuriously-appointed dining room, eating off Portuguese fine tableware. Or if you prefer less formal dining, sit outdoors “while still being indoors” in the inner courtyard. The property is often used by the owners for family gatherings or parties, so it is fully-equipped to handle large groups - you won't need to worry about running out of crockery! And if you fancy trying out some Portuguese traditional food we can have some delivered at an extra cost. Or perhaps you would like to completely remove the hassle of preparing meals by adding a live-in cook specializing in Portuguese cuisine, complete with a waiter to serve at table? Ask us for details on available options and costs.
A housemaid will make sure the property is immaculate for your use, and will tidy up your rooms when you are away or at your request. She is very discrete, but we will of course also understand if you prefer not to have anyone else around during your stay.